EU, Russia and Ukraine in Berlin for gas talks

July 17, 2018@3:49 AM TFP Editor 0

Germany is hosting talks between Kiev and Moscow on the future transit of Russian gas through Ukraine. Delegations from Gazprom and its Ukrainian counterpart Naftogaz were in Berlin on Tuesday, as well as Russia’s energy minister Alexander Novak and Ukraine’s foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin. The negotiations were brokered by the European Commission. European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič said that talks will continue in September. In the tensions between Moscow and Kiev, the European Union is firmly on the side of Ukraine politically. At the [Read More]

Erdogan’s tightened grip on power ‘could increase Turkish business migration’

July 17, 2018@1:02 AM TFP Editor 0

Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to lead economic policy in person if he won re-election as Turkish president. A majority of voters backed his vision, but a rising number of business people are deciding that they can no longer operate under those conditions. Exiled Turkish media tycoon Hamdi Akin Ipek is among them. He is suing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s regime at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington. Ipek claims the confiscation of his multi-billion dollar empire, Koza Ipek Group, was [Read More]